One of the most sophisticated territories in Europe, Hungary has the attractions that will blow your mind. From the splendor of its spellbinding capital Budapest to its goulash architecture and iconic sceneries, Hungary remains best from the start to be a tourist attraction that does not leave its visitor idle. If you are visiting Hungary for 1 week and need a guide what to see and where to go then this article is for you. Make your bucket list of attractions you want to see in Hungary prior so that you can enjoy your voyage without thinking much.
Things to Do within a weak
- Budapest: one of the finest capitals in the world, Budapest is a complete tourist attraction within Hungary. Tourists can eat, play, wander and do whatever they want in Budapest because the city has so much to endeavor you. Historical landmarks and glorious architecture escalate the wanderlust of tourists even more. Either spend your day at the thermal bath and hot springs or sunbath at the shore of Danube River that splits the city into two halves.
- Buda Castle: this magnificent castle stood at the land of Budapest city in 1800’s after the Siege was put into end. Consisting of 200 amazing rooms, Buda Castle tells the tale of the amazing architecture of the past. Symmetrical layout focuses on 61 meter hauled dome while its face towards the Danube. Viewer can enjoy the amazing scenery while standing in the dome.
- Lake Balaton: if you are planning to visit Hungary with cheap flights in summers then no other attraction can be more refreshing to visit then Lake Balaton. Tourists can enjoy a number of things around the lake including hiking, biking, cycling, climbing, hand gilding and water sports. There activities can be done even with kids but if you are a more adventurous person then skydiving from a helicopter would be a great experience. Balaton Sounds is a well-known festival with its venue at Lake Balaton. The festival is Europe’s biggest open air electronic music festival attracting thousands of tourists to Hungary.
- Egerszalok Thermal Baths: visiting a thermal bath is a different experience that the Britain usually don’t have in their homeland. But here in Hungary, thermal baths are what Eiffel Tower is to Paris. You can find a thermal bath even at the corner of every street and the interesting thing is that these thermal bath houses are worthy to be visited once because of their unique design and beauty. Especially the bath houses in Egerszalok village that were came into existence naturally. While we are on it, mentioning Sallris Resort and Spa is important too because it has become a crowded tourist attraction in the past few years, thanks to its beauty, design and usage.
- The Caves of Lillafüred: if you are more into historical things then this place is for you. Though there is series of caves in the town but István Cave, Szeleta Cave and Petofi Cave are the most prominent ones. After exploring the caves, you can also take ride through the rugged mountains.
- Cathedral of St. Peter: one of the finest architectural splendors of Hungary, this Cathedral is a must in your 7 day itinerary to Hungary. Founded in 1009, the cathedral was constructed on a Roman burial chapel. After going through many re-buildings and re-constructions, the church was completely rebuilt in 1891. As it was built by many people therefore the influence of numerous cultures can be seen in it.
- Aggtelek National Park and Caves: marked as the Unesco World Heritage Site, Aggtelek National Park has more than 1000 caves in row. Situated on the border of Hungary and Slovakia, the caves of Aggtelek are best to be visited if you are into adventures. For the tourists who want an informative tour can also take a look at these caves because the park bestows zoological, botanical and ecological tours.
- Busójárás, Mohacs: it is more of a do then to see in Hungary because Busójárás is an event where the local folks can be seen doing some deviant stuff. Referring Busójárás the ‘Halloween’ of Hungary would not be wrong because the participants of the event dressed up and masked up with demonic faces, parading thru the town. Traditional music and local delicacies are played during the march, making it a fun thing. The event lasts for 6 days where many of the tourists come just to see the event but some partake in it as well.
- Danube River: the beautiful river of Danube splits the city of Budapest into two halves. Giving a picturesque perfect view to the tourists, this river should be added into your must-sees while being in Budapest. Danube is considered as the lifeblood of the country and offers plenty to experience its tourists as well. One of the most prominent things to do at the Danube River is to ride a ferry or a cruise. You can choose either a night cruise or an all-day cruise and can enjoy the marvels of Hungary while floating at the beautiful Danube River.
- Mosque of Pasha Qasim: Hungary is a Christian country with Muslim population of about less than 0.05 % so this attraction could be rarely taken into account. However, once serving as a mosque, it is now use as a Roman Catholic Church. Constructed at the time when Hungary was under influence of Ottoman Empire, Mosque of Pasha Qasim is the deluxe example of Turkish architecture in the whole country. Though the mosque is now using as a church but still the inscription from the Quran can be seen in certain parts of the building, explaining the beautified calligraphy by the Turkish writers.
- Visegrad Castle: a rare sight of a castle at the hilltop, Visegrad Castle sits at the top of a hill, making it even worthy to reach it. Tourists can enjoy the climbing at the hilltop and witnessing the castle; killing 2 birds with one stone. Constructed in the 13th century, the castle was built to reinforce the fortifications along the Danube River so that any sort of invasions could be prevented. A must-see and a must-recommended sight while being in Hungary.